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Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs over 27,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: retail, asset management, and wholesale (global markets and investment banking).
The Operations Control function drives risk and control oversight, governance, and challenge across Global Markets Operations in the EMEA region. The function is driving a wide-ranging major program of work to move to a leading-edge risk and control environment, which will be the focus of the team's work for 2017.
The high-profile priorities of the team comprise:
Promoting a strong risk and control culture.
Performing risk analysis and monitoring, including implementation and oversight of the Risk & Control Self-Assessment process in Operations, and the development and enhancement of risk metrics.
Issue management, including monitoring Operations risk events, providing appropriate challenge in the determination of required mitigating actions, monitoring actions through to completion.
Executing testing and quality assurance reviews of Operations processes and controls.As a part of our team, you'll gain exposure to senior management and our wider business in the region and globally. It's an agile, professional environment that will support your development even as it demands excellence, encourages curiosity and rewards original thinking.
Support the current risk framework, and assist in the development of new risk management tools such as a next-generation technology Key Risk Indicator Dashboard, and an interactive Business Process Management platform.
Monitoring of risk and control metrics, identifying and communicating relevant issues to management.
Frequent interaction with other areas of the bank including the Front Office business sponsors, Operational Risk, Product Control, and Compliance.
Maintenance of loss incidents reporting, partnering with the Operations line teams to ensure actions are taken to prevent recurrence.
Supporting the counterparty and market monitoring process.
Maintenance of risk registers, including the follow up of outstanding actions within the Operations functions.
Coordination of assessment of impact of new products and process changes on the Operations Division.
Key objectives critical to success:
The key objective for this role is to proactively support Operations management in maintaining and strengthening the control environment.
Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required
Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
Analytical skills and the ability to turn data into information
Excellent communication skills, tenacity and confidence to challenge
Attention to detail
Good knowledge of excel, including pivots, function and formulas
Understanding of Operations Risk concepts
Detailed knowledge of front to back investment bank products and booking flows and the ability to challenge internal stakeholders
Ability to build and understand process flows in order to identify and evaluate controls